Updated October 2022 by the Illinois Respite Coalition
Toll-Free Statewide Respite Phone: 866-ILL-RESP or 866-455-7377
Fax: (224) 616-3054
CONTACT THE IRC
Get in the Know: IRC Flyers and Publications
In the left toolbar, please find previous IRC publications shared with our email list.
The Lending Library program offers technology such as iPads
and Amazon Alexa devices to caregivers and individuals with
disabilities to increase linkage to virtual programs, services
and to expand connectivity.
To learn more about the Illinois Respite Coalition, our history, and previous as well as current grant funding, check out our fact sheet by clicking here!
VIRTUAL CARE PACKAGE
Use our virtual care package for a list of free resources such as podcasts,
Oprah's calm down playlist, tips for managing stress and anxiety, inclusive
Zumba workout and mindfulness meditation. All the links are available
in the PDF when you click on the image that corresponds with the resource
you want to utilize. Access it here, or in the left tool bar.
Go to the "About" page to find the links to the IRC's appearance on R.E.P. Resources Empowering Parents and the Disability Beat where we talk about programs, respite and caregiver supports.
IRC Director Tina Yurik presented in a webinar run by the ARC of Illinois on March 10, 2020. The presentation discussed the Fundamentals of Respite Care, and included handouts with information regarding caregiver self assessment and a Respite Guide for respite resources statewide.
The Caregiver Self Assessment can be found here.
The Respite Guide for resources can be found here.